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In 2006, a House Condition Survey was carried out across the Newark and Sherwood district. The study was part of a major project undertaken to map and monitor private sector housing conditions across the East Midlands region. The study utilised information from local stock condition surveys, national data, geographic mapping tools and a variety of other data sources.
The findings describe the state of owner-occupied and privately rented housing stock with reference to a number of common standards. These included the Decent Homes Standard, Unfitness and Category One Hazards, State of Repair, Facilities and Thermal Comfort and Energy Efficiency. A copy of the survey report is available on this page.
This exercise estimated that £224.5 million, or an average of £5,460 per dwelling, is the required investment to make all the district’s private sector dwellings decent and keep them decent in the long term.
Clearly it would not be possible for the council to provide this level of financial assistance. However it is recognised that public expenditure is needed in some circumstances to improve housing and neighbourhoods through the council’s Private Sector Renewal scheme.
If you require further information on private sector renewal please do not hesitate to contact us.
House Condition Survey (PDF File, 1,096kb)
Newark and Sherwood District Council